Professionally Embarrassing
Series 1, Episode 9: drug testing chaos, appealing findings of fact and the hidden costs of becoming a barrister

Series 1, Episode 9: drug testing chaos, appealing findings of fact and the hidden costs of becoming a barrister

July 15, 2021

Bailii cases
Greater Manchester Police v Zuniga & Ors [2021] EWHC 1572
Re H (Children: Findings of Fact) [2021] EWCA Civ 319
Book / podcast / talk recommendations
A Dutiful Boy – Mohsin Zaidi https://www.waterstones.com/book/a-dutiful-boy/mohsin-zaidi/9781529112207 
Desert Island Discs – Heather Hallett https://open.spotify.com/episode/5TYWKWTyMUbOtmbS4kq3dK?si=x50_ZiFQRbi73ykd9OCHzg&dl_branch=1
Tweet of the week
Tweet by Paul Lewis https://twitter.com/paulianlewis/status/1410198167220523009
Tweet by Blessing At The Bar https://twitter.com/BATTHEBAR/status/1411293650131247104
 

Series 1, Episode 8: contact with a parent in prison, the pros of practice outside London and why we vote to get rid of the Bar Course!

Series 1, Episode 8: contact with a parent in prison, the pros of practice outside London and why we vote to get rid of the Bar Course!

June 29, 2021

Bailii cases

 

Re L (A Child: Step-Parent Adoption) [2021] EWCA Civ 801

Z v Z (Contact in Prison) [2021] EWFC 47 (07 June 2021)

Book/podcast/talk recommendations

 

All Rise https://opencollective.com/all-rise-the-bar_as1

 

Welfare Wednesday: standing up to bullying and harassmenthttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/welfare-wednesday-standing-up-to-bullying-and-harassment-tickets-161218768677

 

Careless by Kirsty Capes https://www.waterstones.com/book/careless/kirsty-capes/9781398707047

 

Tweet of the week

 

Tweet by Philip Marshall QC https://twitter.com/pjm1kbw/status/1404021983424270339?s=20

 

Tweet by Michelle Heeley QC https://twitter.com/Brummybar/status/1408417854752444417?s=20

 

With thanks to Kimberley Kenyon (@youcanbelostdesigns on Instagram) for the podcast artwork and to Benjamin Gladman for the podcast music https://benjamingladman.bandcamp.com/

 

You can follow Malvika and Maddie on Twitter @MalvikaJaganmo1 and @Maddie__Whelan2

 

While every effort is made to ensure that the contents of each episode is accurate, none of the contents of any episode of Professionally Embarrassing are intended to be a substitute for legal advice. No liability is accepted for any error or omission within any episode.  

 

Series 1, Episode 7: can Covid-19 invalidate a financial agreement, a sad case about a mother’s factitious disorder and can social workers be activists?

Series 1, Episode 7: can Covid-19 invalidate a financial agreement, a sad case about a mother’s factitious disorder and can social workers be activists?

June 14, 2021

Bailii cases

HW & WW (Covid 19 pandemic: set aside a financial remedy consent order?) [2021] EWFC B20
X (Factitious Disorder) [2021] EWFC 46

Book/podcast/talk recommendations

Can social workers be activists? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugci83jWkyg

‘An onlooker at someone else’s social event’: a mother’s experience of the court https://openjusticecourtofprotection.org/2021/06/07/an-onlooker-at-someone-elses-social-event-a-mothers-experience-of-the-court/

Let’s talk about: menopause at the Bar https://www.counselmagazine.co.uk/articles/let%27s-talk-about-menopause-at-the-bar

Tweet by Sarah Langford https://twitter.com/wigsandwords/status/1401828807288537089?s=20

Counsel magazine feature https://www.counselmagazine.co.uk/articles/professionally-embarrassing

How to get a Bar pupillage? Persistence and a bit of luck https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-to-get-a-bar-pupillage-persistence-and-a-bit-of-luck-flq7rnvbt

Tweet of the week

https://twitter.com/Mr_Considerate/status/1402245120070664193?s=20

https://twitter.com/_JasvirSingh/status/1400042678977499140?s=20

With thanks to Kimberley Kenyon (@youcanbelostdesigns on Instagram) for the podcast artwork and to Benjamin Gladman for the podcast music https://benjamingladman.bandcamp.com/

You can follow Malvika and Maddie on Twitter @MalvikaJaganmo1 and @Maddie_Whelan2

While every effort is made to ensure that the contents of each episode is accurate, none of the contents of any episode of Professionally Embarrassing are intended to be a substitute for legal advice. No liability is accepted for any error or omission within any episode.  

Series 1, Episode 6: undoing an adoption order, strangers making babies and why we aren’t very learned

Series 1, Episode 6: undoing an adoption order, strangers making babies and why we aren’t very learned

June 2, 2021

TRIGGER WARNING: discussion of non-accidental injuries to a child, domestic abuse  Bailii cases AX v BX & Ors (Revocation of Adoption Order) (Rev 1) [2021] EWHC 1121 
E (Adoption by One Person) [2021] EWFC 45  Podcast/talk/show recommendations Strangers Making Babies https://www.channel4.com/programmes/strangers-making-babies/on-demand/69437-001 BBC Sounds, Adoption: ‘They’ve turned our sons against us’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09hbm7r Never Had You https://www.itsalawyerslife.com/never-had-you-short-film/ The cure for burnout (hint: it isn’t self-care) https://www.ted.com/talks/emily_nagoski_and_amelia_nagoski_the_cure_for_burnout_hint_it_isn_t_self_care?utm_source=whatsapp&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tedspread Tweet of the week Tweet by Max Davie https://twitter.com/maxdavie/status/1392445602068324355?s=20 Tweet by Mairead https://twitter.com/m417ead/status/1394626288397266946?s=20 With thanks to Kimberley Kenyon (@youcanbelostdesigns on Instagram) for the podcast artwork and to Benjamin Gladman for the podcast music https://benjamingladman.bandcamp.com/ You can follow Malvika and Maddie on Twitter @MalvikaJaganmo1 and @Maddie_Whelan2 While every effort is made to ensure that the contents of each episode is accurate, none of the contents of any episode of Professionally Embarrassing are intended to be a substitute for legal advice. No liability is accepted for any error or omission within any episode.  

Series 1, Episode 5: why complying with court directions isn’t optional, parental self-sabotage and thoughts on pupillage apps

Series 1, Episode 5: why complying with court directions isn’t optional, parental self-sabotage and thoughts on pupillage apps

May 17, 2021

TRIGGER WARNING: physical injuries to a child, domestic abuse, substance misuse

Bailii cases

BCP v M (Failure to Comply with Direction; Family Placement) [2021] EWFC B26 (15 April 2021)
D (Care Orders: Final Hearing) [2020] EWFC B65 (18 November 2020)

Podcast/talk/book recommendations

Women’s Hour on BBC Sounds https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000vx2t

Law in Action, The Family Drug and Alcohol Court https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0002z45

Women in Family Law’s Welfare Wednesday: overcoming rejection https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/myevent?eid=154431417527

Modern Families: Parents and Children in New Family Forms by Susan Golombok https://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/psychology/developmental-psychology/modern-families-parents-and-children-new-family-forms

Tweet of the week: pupillage special

Tweet by Lola-Rose Avery
https://twitter.com/legally_lola/status/1390638607568867332?s=24

Tweet by Shelly Glaister-Young https://twitter.com/sglaisteryoung/status/1386046988882481161?s=20

Tweet by Mequissa Baptiste
https://twitter.com/mequissa/status/1387722425983455232?s=20

Tweet by Rebecca Greenhalgh
https://twitter.com/A2JRebecca/status/1390564884044263424?s=20

Tweet by Black Barristers' Network

https://twitter.com/BBN_Tweets/status/1147151465162661888

BSB Report in Diversity at the Bar 2020 https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/uploads/assets/88edd1b1-0edc-4635-9a3dc9497db06972/BSB-Report-on-Diversity-at-the-Bar-2020.pdf

With thanks to Kimberley Kenyon (@youcanbelostdesigns on Instagram) for the podcast artwork and to Benjamin Gladman for the podcast music https://benjamingladman.bandcamp.com/

You can follow Malvika and Maddie on Twitter @MalvikaJaganmo1 and @Maddie_Whelan2

While every effort is made to ensure that the contents of each episode is accurate, none of the contents of any episode of Professionally Embarrassing are intended to be a substitute for legal advice. No liability is accepted for any error or omission within any episode.  

Series 1, Episode 4: a local authority in hot water, special advocates and the true impact of domestic abuse

Series 1, Episode 4: a local authority in hot water, special advocates and the true impact of domestic abuse

May 6, 2021

TRIGGER WARNING: discussion of child death, sexual abuse, eating disorders, domestic abuse and domestic homicide

Bailii cases

YY (Children: Conduct of the Local Authority) [2021] EWHC 749 (Fam)
Herefordshire Council v AB [2018] EWFC 10 
Re P (Discharge of Party) [2021] EWCA Civ 512

Extraordinary Meeting, Herefordshire Council https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwUm9Zb1k4U

Tweets by Louise Tickle about Herefordshire Council EGM
https://twitter.com/louisetickle/status/1386963495585988615?s=20

Tweets by Malvika Jaganmohan about Herefordshire Council EGM
https://twitter.com/MalvikaJaganmo1/status/1386979759301840896?s=20

Podcast recommendations

Where is George Gibney? on BBC Sounds https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08njhrm

Hidden Homicides by Tortoise Media and Louise Tickle https://www.tortoisemedia.com/file/hidden-homicides/

Tweet of the week

Tweet by Harriet Johnson https://twitter.com/HarrietEJohnson/status/1386401632577933315?s=20

Tweet by Mark Sparrow https://twitter.com/Markgsparrow/status/1386408507440775169?s=20

With thanks to Kimberley Kenyon (@youcanbelostdesigns on Instagram) for the podcast artwork and to Benjamin Gladman for the podcast music https://benjamingladman.bandcamp.com/

You can follow Malvika and Maddie on Twitter @MalvikaJaganmo1 and @Maddie_Whelan2

While every effort is made to ensure that the contents of each episode is accurate, none of the contents of any episode of Professionally Embarrassing are intended to be a substitute for legal advice. No liability is accepted for any error or omission within any episode.  

Series 1, Episode 3: domestic abuse post-Re H-N, surrogacy and protesting unhelpful case names

Series 1, Episode 3: domestic abuse post-Re H-N, surrogacy and protesting unhelpful case names

April 19, 2021

TRIGGER WARNING: discussion of domestic abuse, rape and coercive control. 

Bailii cases

Re H-N [2021] EWCA Civ 448
JH v MF [2020] EWHC 86

Reading/Talk recommendations

‘Re H-N [2021] EWCA 448: The Court of Appeal considers domestic abuse’ by Jack Harrison http://www.transparencyproject.org.uk/re-h-n-2021-ewca-448-the-court-of-appeal-considers-domestic-abuse/

Sophie Beresiner at The Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/profile/sophie-beresiner?page=1

Diversity in the legal profession, Gresham College lecture https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/legal-profession-diversity

Bridging the Bar https://bridgingthebar.org

Tweet of the week

Tweet by Jack Harrison https://twitter.com/FamilyLawJack/status/1379799423144882183?s=20

Tweet by Rachel Chan https://twitter.com/RachelChan42br/status/1381361574384914435?s=20

With thanks to Kimberley Kenyon (@youcanbelostdesigns on Instagram) for the podcast artwork and to Benjamin Gladman for the podcast music https://benjamingladman.bandcamp.com/

You can follow Malvika and Maddie on Twitter @MalvikaJaganmo1 and @Maddie_Whelan2

While every effort is made to ensure that the contents of each episode is accurate, none of the contents of any episode of Professionally Embarrassing are intended to be a substitute for legal advice. No liability is accepted for any error or omission within any episode.  

Series 1, Episode 2: why family law isn’t about ‘winning’, the policing of non-traditional parents and obscure acronyms

Series 1, Episode 2: why family law isn’t about ‘winning’, the policing of non-traditional parents and obscure acronyms

April 9, 2021

Bailii cases

Re DD (Inward Return Order) [2021] EWHC 607 
Re Z (Surrogacy) [2021] EWHC 589 
Re Z (Parental Order: Child’s Home) [2021] EWHC 29 

Recommended reading

Malvika’s posts on The Transparency Project blog about the shortage of expert witnesses in the family courts http://www.transparencyproject.org.uk/the-presidents-expert-witness-working-group-symposium-in-which-lawyers-for-once-were-not-the-loudest-voices-in-the-room/ and http://www.transparencyproject.org.uk/expert-witnesses-the-crisis-in-family-courts/

SOC-gate

Tweets by Jack Harrison https://twitter.com/FamilyLawJack/status/1373952023696146440?s=20 and https://twitter.com/FamilyLawJack/status/1373965613874417672?s=20

Talk recommendations

APPG Legal Aid Evidence Session: Experiences of Junior Lawyers
https://www.apg-legalaid.org/node/710 

Diversity in the Legal Profession, Gresham Lecture 
https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/legal-profession-diversity
**CORRECTION** - Maddie incorrectly stated during the episode that Leslie Thomas QC was speaking at this event. That was an error - it is in fact Brie Stevens-Hoare QC who is equally as brilliant! Apologies all. 

Tweet of the week

Linkedin post by Elizabeth Rimmer https://www.linkedin.com/posts/elizabethrimmer_junior-lawyer-suspended-over-email-sent-in-activity-6780049220310249472-75SC

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/junior-lawyer-suspended-over-email-sent-in-moment-of-blind-panic/5107865.article#.YFmlYRWqxlU.linkedin

Malvika’s blog about Claire Matthews 
https://www.stiffupperlipblog.com/post/junior-solicitor-struck-off-what-does-this-say-about-the-legal-profession

Tweet by CrimeGirl https://twitter.com/CrimeGirI/status/1374632969302867969?s=20
With thanks to Kimberley Kenyon (@youcanbelostdesigns on Instagram) for the podcast artwork and to Benjamin Gladman for the podcast music https://benjamingladman.bandcamp.com/

You can follow Malvika and Maddie on Twitter @MalvikaJaganmo1 and @Maddie_Whelan2

While every effort is made to ensure that the contents of each episode is accurate, none of the contents of any episode of Professionally Embarrassing are intended to be a substitute for legal advice. No liability is accepted for any error or omission within any episode.  

Series 1, Episode 1: overlaying, overweight children removed into foster care and vicarious trauma

Series 1, Episode 1: overlaying, overweight children removed into foster care and vicarious trauma

March 21, 2021

Trigger warning: graphic description of baby death, discussion of suicidal ideation

Case law

A Local Authority v XX and XY (threshold; overlaying) [2021] EWFC 27
West Sussex County Council v A and B [2020] EWFC B62

News

Two teenagers placed in foster care after weight loss plan fails by Nadeem Badshah and agency
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/mar/10/two-teenagers-placed-in-foster-care-after-weight-loss-plan-fails

Tweet by Fatima Ahdash https://twitter.com/Fatima_Ahdash/status/1369915151202287616?s=20 

Podcasts/book recommendations
The Immaculate Deception https://somethinelse.com/projects/the-immaculate-deception/

Law and Disorder: Confessions of a pupil barrister by Tim Kevan https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/law-and-disorder-9781408811214/

Mary-Rachel McCabe in conversation with Rachel Francis & Joanna Fleck 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN5-FBkGgLw

A further seminar is being held on 24th March 2021 for YLAL: Understanding Vicarious Trauma with Rachel Francis and Joanna Fleck
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vicarious-trauma-in-the-legal-profession-meet-the-authors-hosted-by-ylal-tickets-144462187291?aff=ebdssbeac

Tweet of the week

https://twitter.com/MaxJLHardy/status/1372647470027710467?s=20

Organisations

https://www.centreforwomensjustice.org.uk
https://www.refuge.org.uk
https://www.sistahspace.org
https://southallblacksisters.org.uk

Resources from Malvika and Maddie

Twitter handles are @MalvikaJaganmo1 and @Maddie__Whelan2

Malvika’s blog re: mental health is at https://www.stiffupperlipblog.com

Maddie’s articles on artificial reproductive technology is at Family Law Journal, references are [2021] Fam Law 81 and [2021] Fam Law 252.

With thanks to Benjamin Gladman for podcast music https://benjamingladman.bandcamp.com/

 

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